UN Aid Chief: Yemen Will Fall Off a Cliff If No New Funds


The UN humanitarian chief warned that without massive financial support, Yemen will “fall off the cliff,” with many more people starving to death, succumbing to COVID-19, dying of cholera, and watching their children die because they haven’t been immunized for killer diseases.

Mark Lowcock told a closed Security Council meeting Wednesday that COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across Yemen and about 25 percent of the country’s confirmed cases have died — “five times the global average.”

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